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Federal judge nixes Florida gay marriage ban

A federal judge on Thursday struck down Florida's ban on gay marriage, making the Sunshine State the latest in a string of states to see their same-sex marriage restrictions fall this year.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle put his ruling on hold pending appeal, meaning same-sex couples in Florida cannot get hitched just yet. However, he still ordered Florida to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who legally wed in other states.